Note as of Wed 5 Oct 05:
WAY OFF THE MARK....due to my notifying Parisi of the
usage of his panels, I have been told I am in violation of intellectual
property laws. Which is fine. I was told either buy
(actually it would be leasing them) the rights to use them, or I could
include a promo for a 2006 calendar and then remember to go back to any
of those entries and update them in Feb. with the new info.
I created a third option. Deleting them. This means that I
won't have to remember in Febuary to go back and fix anything.
Now, Mark Parisi included his name and URL (www.offthemark.com)
directly on the panels. I even promoted the panels and would have
liked to continue to do so, as the man has some real talent with
wit. But, that's not to be.
There are a few ironic points here, one of which is that I notified
Parisi (and company) that I was featuring some of his panels. So
I am guessing that they don't use a backtracking system. Which
probably means there are lots of folks using the panels and not
The another ironic point to snag my attention is: I wonder if
Parisi obtained the permission from the intellectual property, patent,
trade mark, and copyrights necessary in order to spoof on the jolly
green giant, teletubbies, snap-crackle-pop, and prince albert, just to
name a few.
And the final ironic thing of all, I would continue to urge you to
check out his cartoon panels as the man does have incredible wit,
talent, and covers a broad array of topics.